ERIC Number: ED208176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-24
Reference Count: 0
Symposium Comments and a Perspective on Job Analysis.
Prien, Erich P.
This presentation outlines a perspective on job analysis and comments on research reported at a symposium with reference to that perspective. The perspective discusses two questions pertaining to job analysis that are referred to as the Stage I and Stage II evaluation operations: What should be done? and How well was it done? Stage I evaluation is described as focusing on choice of a method, including choice of the descriptor or domain, specific job analysis operation to be performed, and data handling/display operations required. The internal and external criterion levels of Stage II evaluation are discussed. Comments regarding evaluation are then made on four papers. It is proposed that the evaluation reported in the first paper focuses on the data-handling aspect of job analysis using a Stage II criterion without specification of purpose. Choice of the criterion is questioned for the second paper, an example of Stage II evaluation using external criteria. The third presentation is described as an approximation of the Stage I evaluation. Its suggestion of a single best method of job analysis is questioned. A fourth paper on job evaluation for compensation purposes is criticized as addressing neither the Stage I nor the Stage II evaluation issue. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Job Evaluation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August 24, 1981).